By the numbers I wrote 25 posts (not counting this one) in 2012 on a variety of topics.
I made a turning bow saw, a carved tool tote, marking gauge based on a period example, a six board tool chest for my son and two traditional carved storage boxes (which I will post final pictures of next year). Â Not all of these things got posted to the blog, mostly because I don’t really have a good set up for taking quality photos yet.
This year was all about the carving for me, as I took strong leaps forward in terms of skill and knowledge in the area of traditional 17th century carving. Â I’ve been doing a lot of reading on the subject, and am considering a fairly large project this next year in this mental arena. Â We’ll see, I’m not going to commit to it yet, because based on my post history my time to work on projects is fairly limited. Â IF I feel like I can pull it off, it will involve a lot of writing, something I’m not great at so we shall see.
My top new tools for 2012 include:
Skills that I feel I greatly improved this year:
Areas that I really want to work on in 2013:
I also have two classes coming up in 2013 at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking that I am very much looking forward to.
That’s the plan, who knows how it will hold up. Â I’m not making any resolutions, because I don’t believe in making grandiose sweeping proclamations that I will never achieve. Â I do make plans, and set reachable goals but don’t call them resolutions.
Happy New Year! and I wish all of you a big year of woodworking in 2013!